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Open licensing

The New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing framework (NZGOAL) is all-of-government guidance for agencies to follow when releasing copyright works and non-copyright/public domain material for reuse by others. Use this guidance when you intend to release open data.

Learning outcomes

  • Correctly determine which data can be safely released using an open licence.
  • Select the appropriate Creative Commons licence for an agency's data release.
  • Applying the licence at point of release for others to legally reuse the dataset.

NZGOAL aims to standardise the licensing of government information and data using Creative Commons licences, and provides public-domain statements for material no longer under copyright or where copyright has lapsed over time.

Detailed guidanceĀ 

Last Updated: 12/12/2018 10:38pm